Force Jaffna in coordination with 51 Division organized the “Christmas
Carole – 2016” on Monday, 19th December 2016 in the premises of
St. Mary’s Cathedral and filling the air with Christmas cheer and
as a yuletide extravaganza of music, dance and prayer, ‘Christmas
Carole - 2016’ is an annual event in the SF (J) social calendar
that is eagerly awaited by military Officers and Soldiers as they
organize the entire evening themselves, strong supported by the
Catholic people who are living in the Jaffna peninsula.
The ceremony was held at 7.00 pm with attendance of Most Rev. Fr.
Dr. Justin Gnnanaprakash, Bishop Jaffna, religious leaders, Commander
Security Force Jaffna Major General Mahesh Senanayaka and distinguished
guests. Most Rev. Fr. Dr. Justin Gnnanaprakash delivered the Christmas
Message on the occasion.
The entire performance was gracefully captivated with costumes,
songs and dances. Mobile Christmas Carole chariot will be visiting
several places in Jaffna peninsula from 20th to 22nd December 2016.
Organizing this event annually would enhance the relationship between
military personnel and civilians.
Professional performance demonstrated by the soldiers of Army, Jaffna
school children and students of De Mazenod College, Kandana, who
willingly sacrifice their free time for this gala evening.